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Dell^'' XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 



Before You Begin 

Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology 

Hard Drive 

Memory 

Coin-Cell Battery 

Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover 

Keyboard 

Communication Cards 

Display Assembly 

LCD Camera (optional) 



Palm Rest 

Wireless Sniffer Board 

Optical Drive 

ExpressCard Reader 

Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 

Processor 

Speaker 

System Board 

Flashing the BIOS 

Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors 



Notes, Notices, and Cautions 

^ NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. 

^S NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. 

/i\ CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. 



Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 
© 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. 

Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. 

Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and XPS are trademarks of Dell \nc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under 
license. Intel, Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft 
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. 

Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any 
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. 



Model PP25L 

July 2007 Rev. AOO 



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Before You Begin 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Recommended Tools 

• Turning Off Your Computer 

• Before Working Inside Your Computer 

This section provides procedures for removing and installing the components in your computer. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes that the 
following conditions exist: 

I You have performed the steps in Turning Off Your Computer and Before Working Inside Your Computer . 

I You have read the safety information in the Dell™ Product I nformation Guide. 

I A component can be replaced or— if purchased separately— installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order. 



Recommended Tools 

The procedures in this document may require the following tools: 

I Small flat-blade screwdriver 

I Phillips screwdriver 

I Hex nut driver 

I Flash BIOS update program CD 



Turning Off Your Computer 

^ NOTICE: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your computer. 

1. Save and close all open files and exit all open programs. 

2. Click the Windows Vista Start button ^ , in the lower-left corner of the desktop, click the arrow in the lower-right corner of the Start menu as shown 
below, and then click Shut Down. IHI 

The computer turns off after the operating system shutdown process is complete. 

3. Ensure that the computer and all attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut 
down your operating system, press and hold the power button until they turn off. 

Before Working I nside Your Computer 

Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help to ensure your own personal safety. 

j/\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal 
mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins. 

^S NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not 
covered by your warranty. 

^S NOTICE: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have connectors with locking tabs; if 
you are disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly 
aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the computer. 

1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched. 

2. Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer ). 

3. If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with your docking device for instructions. 
^S NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device. 



4. Disconnect all telephone or network cables from the computer. 

5. Close the display and turn the computer upside down on a flat work surface. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the computer. 

6. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets. 




1 


battery 


2 


battery-bay release latch 



7. Remove the main battery: 

a. Slide the battery-bay release latch on the bottom of the computer. 

b. Remove the battery from the battery bay. 

8. Press the power button to ground the system board. 



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Flashing the BIOS 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Flashing the BIOS From a CD 

• Flashing the BIOS From the Hard Drive 

If a BIOS-update program CD is provided with the new system board, flash the BIOS from the CD. If you do not have a BIOS-update program CD, flash the 
BIOS from the hard drive. 



Flashing the BIOS From a CD 



1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly. 

^ NOTE: If you use a BIOS-update program CD to flash the BIOS, set up the computer to boot from a CD before inserting the CD. 

2. Insert the BIOS-update program CD, and restart the computer. 

Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. The computer continues to boot and updates the new BIOS. When the flash update is complete, the 
computer will automatically reboot. 

3. Press <F2> during POST to enter the system setup program. 

4. Press <Alt> and <F> to reset the computer defaults. 

5. Press <Esc>, select Save changes and reboot, and press <Enter> to save configuration changes. 

6. Remove the flash BIOS-update program CD from the drive and restart the computer. 



Flashing the BIOS From the Hard Drive 



1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in, the main battery is properly installed, and a network cable is attached. 

2. Turn on the computer. 

3. Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support.dell.com. 

4. Click Download Now to download the file. 

5. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click Yes, I Accept this Agreement. 

The File Download window appears. 

6. Click Save this program to disk and then click OK. 

The Save In window appears. 

7. Click the down arrow to view the Save In menu, select Desktop, and then click Save. 
The file downloads to your desktop. 

8. Click Close if the Download Complete window appears. 

The file icon appears on your desktop and is titled the same as the downloaded BIOS update file. 

9. Double-click the file icon on the desktop and follow the instructions on the screen. 
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I nternal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the Bluetooth Card 

• Replacing the Bluetooth Card 

/i\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^ NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

^ NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the 
computer. 

If you ordered a card with Bluetooth wireless technology with your computer, it is already installed. 



Removing the Bluetooth Card 



1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove the hinge covers and center control cover (see Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover ). 

3. Disconnect the cable on the card to remove the card from the computer. 







1 


card 


2 


securing tabs (2) 


3 


cable 







Replacing the Bluetooth Card 



1. Replace the card at an angle to slide it under the securing tabs in the card compartment. 

2. Connect the cable to the card. 



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LCD Camera (optional) 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the LCD Camera 

• Replacing the LCD Camera 



Removing the LCD Camera 

/^ CAUTI ON: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 



1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove the display assembly (see Display Assembly ). 

3. Remove the LCD camera cable from the routing channel. 

4. Remove the screw securing the LCD camera. 
2 3 4 




1 


securing tab 


2 


camera cable connector 


3 


camera 


4 


screw 











5. Remove the LCD camera and cable. 



Replacing the LCD Camera 



1. Align the camera under the securing clip and over the screw hole. 

2. Replace the screw that secures the camera to the display back. 

3. Replace the display (see Replacing the Display Assembly ). 



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Coin- Cell Battery 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the Coin-Cell Battery 

y1\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^ NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

^S NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the 
computer. 



Removing the Coin-Cell Battery 

1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Turn the computer over. 

3. Turn the computer over and loosen the three captive screws along with the M2.5 x 5-mm screw. Remove the module cover. 




1 


M2.5 X 5-mm screw 


2 


captive screws (3) 


3 


module cover 







4. Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable from the system board. 




1 


coin-cell battery 


2 


cable connector 



5. Slide the coin-cell battery from under the antenna cables and remove the battery from the computer. 



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Processor 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the Processor 

• Installing the Processor 



Removing the Processor 

/^ CAUTI ON: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

^S NOTICE: To prevent intermittent contact between the ZIF-socket cam screw and the processor when removing or replacing the processor, press to 
apply slight pressure to the center of the processor while turning the cam screw. 

^ NOTICE: To avoid damage to the processor, hold the screwdriver so that it is perpendicular to the processor when turning the cam screw. 

1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove the processor thermal-cooling assembly (see Processor Thermal- Cooling Assembly ). 

^S NOTICE: When removing the processor, pull it straight up. Be careful not to bend the pins on the processor. 

3. To loosen the ZIF socket, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver and rotate the ZIF-socket cam screw counterclockwise until it comes to the cam stop. 
The ZIF-socket cam screw secures the processor to the system board. Take note of the arrow on the ZIF-socket cam screw. 




1 


processor 


2 


pin-1 corner of processor 


3 


ZIF socket 


4 


ZIF-socket cam screw 











4. Use a processor extraction tool to remove the processor. 



I nstalling the Processor 

^S NOTICE: Ensure that the cam lock is in the fully open position before seating the processor. Seating the processor properly in the ZIF socket does not 
require force. 

^ NOTICE: A processor that is not properly seated can result in an intermittent connection or permanent damage to the processor and ZIF socket. 



1. Align the pin-1 corner of the processor so that it points to the triangle on the system board, and insert the processor into the ZIF socket. 

When the processor is correctly seated, all four corners are aligned at the same height. If one or more corners of the processor are higher than the 



others, the processor is not seated correctly. 

JS NOTICE: To prevent intermittent contact between the ZIF-socl<et cam screw and the processor when removing or replacing the processor, press to 
apply slight pressure to the center of the processor while turning the cam screw. 

2. Tighten the ZIF socket by turning the cam screw clockwise to secure the processor to the system board. 

3. Peel the backing off the thermal cooling pad and adhere the pad to the portion of the thermal-cooling assembly that covers the processor. 

4. Replace the processor thermal-cooling assembly (see Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly ). 

5. Replace the module cover. 

6. Update the BIOS using a flash BIOS-update program CD. See ( Flashing the BIOS ). 



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Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 

• Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 



Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 

/^ CAUTI ON: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 

2. Turn the computer upside down and loosen the three captive screws along with the M2.5 x 5-mm screw. Remove the module cover. 




1 


M2.5 X 5-mm screw 


2 


captive screws (3) 


3 


module cover 







3. Loosen the five captive screws from the thermal-cooling assembly. 




1 


fan connector 


2 


thermal-cooling assembly 


3 


captive screws (5) 







4. Remove the fan connector from the system board. 
^ NOTE: The fan is a part of the thermal-cooling assembly. 



5. Lift the thermal-cooling assembly out of the computer. 



Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 

/i\ CAUTI ON: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your 
computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface. 

^ NOTE: The original pad can be reused if the original processor and heat sink are reinstalled together. If either the processor or heat sink is replaced, 
use the thermal pad provided in the kit to ensure that thermal conductivity is achieved. 

^ NOTE: This procedure assumes that you have already removed the processor thermal-cooling assembly and are ready to replace it. 

1. Peel the backing off the thermal cooling pad and adhere the pad to the portion of the thermal-cooling assembly that covers the processor. 

2. Place the assembly on the system board. 

3. Tighten the five captive screws on the thermal-cooling assembly. 

4. Replace the module cover. 



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Display Assembly 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the Display Assembly 

• Replacing the Display Assembly 

• Removing the Display Bezel 

• Replacing the Display Bezel 

• Removing the Display Panel 

• Replacing the Display Panel 

• Removing the Display Panel Cable 

• Removing the Display Hinges 

jA\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

Q NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the 
computer. 



Removing the Display Assembly 

1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove the hinge covers and center control cover (see Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover ). 

3. Remove the Mini Card cables from the Mini Cards if applicable (see Wireless Mini Cards ). 

4. Make note of the cable routing and carefully dislodge the Mini-Card antenna cables from their routing guides. 




5. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "D" from the computer base. 




6. Remove the keyboard (see Keyboard ). 

7. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws from each side of the display assembly. 




8. Make note of the cable routing and carefully dislodge the Mini-Card antenna cables from their routing guides and pull the cables with their connectors 
through the system board so that they are clear of the computer base. 




9. Pull on the display cable pull-tab to disconnect the display cable from the display connector on the system board. 
10. If applicable, remove the camera cable connector from the system board. 




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1 


M2.5 x5-mm 
screws (2) 


2 


camera cable connector (optional) 


3 


display cable pull- 
tab 


4 


Mini-Card antennae cables (view from the bottom 
of the computer) 



11. Remove the display assembly from the computer base. 



Replacing the Display Assembly 



1. if applicable, replace the camera cable. 

2. Reconnect the display cable to the connector on the system board. 

3. Make note of the cable routing and carefully slide the Mini-Card antenna cables through the computer base and into their routing guides. 

4. Replace the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws on each side of the display assembly. 



5. Replace the keyboard (see Keyboard ). 

6. Turn the computer over and replace the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "D" on the computer base. 

7. Make note of the cable routing and carefully insert the Mini-Card antenna cables through their routing guides. 

8. Reconnect the mini card cables to the Mini Cards if applicable (see Wireless Mini Cards ). 

9. Replace the hinge covers and center control cover (see Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover ). 



Removing the Display Bezel 

£S NOTICE: The display bezel is extremely fragile. Be careful when removing it to prevent damaging the bezel. 

1. Using your fingertips, carefully pry up the inside edge of the display bezel. 

2. Remove the display bezel. 




1 


display bezel 







Replacing the Display Bezel 



Realign the display bezel over the display panel, and gently snap into place. 



Removing the Display Panel 



1. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly ). 

2. Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel ). 

3. Remove the display cable from the routing channel. 

4. Remove the four screws securing the display panel brackets. 




1 


display panel 


2 


screws (4) 


3 


camera cable connector (optional) 


4 


display panel-cable connector 



5. Remove the camera cable connector. 

6. Remove the display panel. 

7. Remove the six screws (three on each side) that secure the display panel brackets to the display panel. 




1 


display panel bracket (1 left, 1 right) 


2 


screws (6 total; 3 each side) 



Replacing the Display Panel 



1. Replace the six screws that attach the display panel brackets to each side of the display panel. 

2. Align the display panel with the display back and replace the four screws. 

3. Connect the LCD camera cable to the display panel. 

4. Route the cables back through their routing channels. 

5. Replace the display bezel (see Replacing the Display Bezel ). 



Removing the Display Panel Cable 

1. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly ). 

2. Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel ). 

3. Remove the display panel (see Removing the Display Panel ). 

4. Turn over the display panel, placing it on a clean surface. 



NOTICE: To avoid damage to the computer when replacing the bottom flex cable, gently support the bottom of the inverter board with one finger as 
you reseat the bottom flex-cable connector. Do not bend the inverter board. 



5. Gently pull the pull-tab on the bottom flex-cable connector to release the cable from the inverter board. 

6. Squeeze the flex-cable release levers at either side of the top flex-cable connector, releasing the connector. 




1 


pull-tab 


2 


back of display panel 


3 


flex cable 







Removing the Display Hinges 



1. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly ). 

2. Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel ). 

3. Remove the display panel (see Removing the Display Panel ). 

4. Remove the four screws (two on each side) that secure the hinge to the display back. 




1 


screws (2 each side) 


2 


display hinge (1 left, 1 right) 



5. Remove the hinges. 



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Hard Drive 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the Hard Drive 

y4\ CAUTI ON: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive. 

/i\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer ) before removing tlie liard drive. Do not remove tlie liard drive 
while the computer is on or in Sleep state. 

^ NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive. 

^ NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. 

^ NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new hard 
drive (see "Restoring Your Operating System" and "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in your Owner's Manual). 



Removing the Hard Drive 



1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Turn the computer over. 

3. Remove the four M3 x 3-mm screws and slide the hard drive away from the bay. 



^ NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging (see "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the 
Product I nformation Guide). 

Replacing the Hard Drive 

1. Remove the new drive from its packaging. 

Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive. 

^ NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector. 

2. Slide the hard drive into the bay. 

3. Replace and tighten the four screws on the hard drive. 

4. Install the operating system for your computer, as needed (see "Restoring Your Operating System" in your computer Owner's Manual). 

5. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed (see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in your computer Owner's Manual). 



Returning a Hard Drive to Dell 



Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original, or comparable, foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit. 




1 


foam packaging 


2 


hard drive 



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Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover 

• Replacing tlie Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover 

/i\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of tlie procedures in tliis section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^ NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

^S NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the 
computer. 



Removing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover 

1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Turn the computer over and remove the two M2 x 3-mm screws that secure the center control cover. 




3. Turn the computer top side up, and open the display as far as it will open. 

4. Remove the hinge covers from each side of the computer. 



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V 


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2 


3 





1 


center control cover 


2 


hinge cover (2) 



5. Ease the center control cover up, and remove the cable that attaches it to the system board. 
^S NOTICE: Be extremely careful when removing the center control cover. The cover along with the cable that attaches to it are very fragile. 




center control cover 



6. Remove the keyboard (see Keyboard ). 

7. Using your fingernail, pull the cable release tabs forward and remove the center control cover cable. 




1 


cable release tabs (2) 


2 


center control cover cable 



Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover 

1. Reconnect the cable that attaches the center control cover to the system board, and snap the center control cover in place. 

2. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 

3. Replace the hinge covers. 

4. Turn the computer over and replace the two M2 x 3-mm screws that secure the center control cover to the computer base. 



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Keyboard 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the Keyboard 

• Replacing the Keyboard 

For more information about the l<eyboard, see "Using the Keyboard and Touchpad" in your Owner's Manual. 

/i\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. 

^\ NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

^S NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the 
computer. 

Removing the Keyboard 

1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove the hinge covers and center control cover (see Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover ). 

3. Remove the two M2 x 2-mm screws at the top of the keyboard. 

^\ NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the 
keyboard. 



4. Carefully slide the keyboard toward the back of the computer. 
ift NOTICE: Be extremely careful when removing and handling the keyboard. Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel. 

1 




1 


M2 X 2-mm screw (2) 


2 


keyboard 


3 


keyboard tabs (5) 


4 


keyboard cable 


5 


plastic securing bar 







5. Pull up on the plastic bar that secures the keyboard cable to the system board and remove the keyboard 



Replacing the Keyboard 



1. Slide the keyboard connector into the slot until it clicks and pull down on the plastic bar that secures the keyboard connector to the system board. 

2. Align the five tabs along the bottom of the keyboard and slide them under the palm rest. 

^S NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the 
keyboard. 



3. Replace the two M2 x 2-mm screws along the top of the keyboard. 



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Memory 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the DIMM 1 Memory Module 

• Replacing the DIMM 1 Memory Module 

• Removing the DIMM 2 Memory Module 

• Replacing the DIMM 2 Memory Module 

/1\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. 

You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Specifications" in your Owner's Manual for information on the 
memory supported by your computer. Install only memory modules that are intended for your computer. 

f^ NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. 
Your computer has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets that can be accessed from the bottom of the computer. 

^S NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled "DIMMl" before you install a 
module in the connector labeled "DIMM2." 

Removing the Dl MM 1 Memory Module 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

^S NOTICE: If a memory module is installed in the DIMM 2 connector, remove it prior to removing the memory module from the DIMM 1 connector. Failure to 
do so could result in damaging both memory modules. 

1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Turn the computer over and loosen the three captive screws along with the M2.5 x 5-mm screw. Remove the module cover. 

1 2 




1 


M2.5 X 5-mm screw 


2 


captive screws (3) 


3 


module cover 







^S NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips. 



3. Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the module pops up. 

4. Remove the module from the connector. 




1 


upper memory module connector 


2 


securing clips (2) 


3 


memory module (DIMM 1) 







Replacing the Dl MM 1 Memory Module 



NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 



1. Align the notch in the module edge connector with the tab in the connector slot. 

2. Slide the module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle, and rotate the module down until it clicks into place. If you do not feel the click, remove the 
module and reinstall it. 

^ NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer may not boot. No error message indicates this failure. 



1 1 




1 


tab 


2 


notch 



3. Replace the module cover. 

4. Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet. 

5. Turn on the computer. 

As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information. 

To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click Start W -^ Help and Supports Dell System Information. 



Removing the Dl MM 2 Memory Module 



The DIMM 2 memory module is located directly above the DIMM 1 memory module located on the bottom of the computer. 

1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Turn the computer over and loosen the three captive screws along with the M2.5 x 5-mm screw. Remove the module cover. 




1 


M2.5 X 5-mm screw 


2 


captive screws (3) 



^S NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

3. Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the module pops up. 

4. Remove the module from the connector. 



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1 


lower memory module connector 


2 


securing clips (2) 


3 


memory module (DIMM 2) 







Replacing the Dl MM 2 Memory Module 



Q NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as a connector on the back of the computer). 

1. Align the notch in the module edge connector with the tab in the connector slot. 

2. Slide the module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle, and rotate the module down until it clicks into place. If you do not feel the click, remove the 
module and reinstall it. 



NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer may not boot. No error message indicates this failure. 




1 


tab 


2 


notch 



^ NOTICE: If the cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the cover to close may damage your computer. 

3. Replace the module cover. 

4. Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet. 

5. Turn on the computer. 

As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information. 

To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click Start V -^ Help and Supports Dell System Information. 



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Communication Cards 

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• Subscriber Identity Module 

• Wireless Mini Cards 

• Flash Cache Module 



Subscriber Identity Module 

Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) identify users uniquely through an International Mobile Subscriber Identity. 

yj\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 
f^ NOTE: Only Cingular and Vodafone need a SIM. Verizon, Sprint, and Telus do not use SI Ms. 



1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. In the battery bay, slide the SIM into the compartment. 
2 




1 


battery bay 


2 


SIM 



Wireless Mini Cards 

/i\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the 
computer. 

If you ordered a wireless Mini Card with your computer, the card is already installed. Your computer supports three types of wireless Mini Cards: 
I Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) 
I Mobile Broadband or Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) 



Removing a WLAN Card 



1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Turn the computer over. 

3. Loosen the captive screw on the Mini Card module cover and remove the cover. 




4. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN card. 




1 


WLAN 
card 


2 


M2 X 3-mm securing 
screw 


3 


antenna cable connectors 
(2) 



5. Release the WLAN card by removing the securing screw. 

6. Lift the WLAN card out of its system board connector. 





Replacing a WLAN Card 

^ NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors on the card and on the system board, and 
realign the card. 

^ NOTICE: To avoid damage to the WLAN card, never place cables under the card. 



1. Insert the WLAN card connector at a 45-degree angle into the system board connector labeled "WLAN." 

2. Press the other end of the WLAN card down into the slot on the system board until the card clicks into place. 



3. Replace the M2 x 3-mm securing screw. 

4. Connect the appropriate antenna cables to the WLAN card you are installing: 

If the WLAN card has two triangles on the label (white and black), connect the white antenna cable to the connector labeled "main" (white triangle), and 
connect the black antenna cable to the connector labeled "aux" (black triangle). 

If the WLAN card has three triangles on the label (white, black, and gray), connect the white antenna cable to the white triangle, connect the black 
antenna cable to the black triangle, and connect the gray antenna cable to the gray triangle. 

5. Secure unused antenna cables in the protective mylar sleeve. 

6. Replace the cover and tighten the captive screws. 

Removing a Mobile Broadband or WWAN Card 

^ NOTE: WWAN is also available on an ExpressCard (see "Using ExpressCards" in your Owner's Manual). 

1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Turn the computer over. 

3. Loosen the captive screw on the Mini Card module cover and remove the cover. 




4. Disconnect the two antenna cables from the WWAN card. 




1 


WWAN 
card 


2 


M2 X 3-mm securing 
screw 


3 


antenna cable connectors 
(2) 



5. Release the WWAN card by removing the securing screw. 

6. Lift the WWAN card out of its system board connector. 





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Replacing a WWAN Card 

^ NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors on the card and on the system board, and 
realign the card. 

^ NOTICE: To avoid damage to the WWAN card, never place cables under the card. 

1. Insert the WWAN card connector at a 45-degree angle into the system board connector labeled "WWAN." 

2. Press the other end of the WWAN card down into the slot on the system board until the card clicks into place. 

3. Replace the M2 x 3-mm securing screw. 

4. Connect the black antenna cable with a gray stripe to the connector labeled "aux" (black triangle), and connect the white antenna cable with a gray 
stripe to the connector labeled "main" (white triangle). 

5. Secure unused antenna cables in the protective mylar sleeve. 

6. Replace the cover and tighten the captive screws. 



Flash Cache Module 

The FCM, or Flash Cache Module, is an internal memory card that helps improve the performance of your computer. The PCM card is also known as Intel Turbo 
Memory and the Intel® Flash Cache Logic Chip Mini-card. 

f^ NOTE: This card is only compatible with the Microsoft Windows Vista ^'^ operating system. 
If you ordered an FCM card with your computer, the card is already installed. 



Removing the FCM 



1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Turn the computer over and remove the cover on the Mini Card compartment. 




3. Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer. 

^ NOTE: If you leave the area, ground yourself again when you return to the computer. 

4. Remove the M2 x 3-mm securing screw. 

5. Remove the FCM card. 




IJpK 



1 


FCM card 


2 


M2 X 3-mm securing screw 



Replacing the FCM Card 



gl NOTICE: Install the FCM card in the WWAN or WPAN slot. Do not install an FCM cardin the WLAN card slot. Doing so may cause damage to your 
computer. 

1. Insert the FCM card connector at a 45-degree angle into the system board connector labeled "FCM." 

2. Press the other end of the FCM card down into the slot on the system board until the card clicks into place. 

3. Replace the M2 x 3-mm securing screw. 



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Optical Drive 

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/i\ CAUTI ON: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discliarge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of 
the computer. 

1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove the hinge covers and center control cover (see Hinqe Covers and Center Control Cover ). 

3. Remove the keyboard (see Keyboard ). 

4. Remove the display assembly (see Display Assembly ). 

5. Remove the palm rest (see Palm Rest ). 

6. Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws that secure the optical drive to the computer base. 




1 


M2 X 3-mm screws (4) 


2 


optical drive 



7. Lift the drive out of the computer base and remove the connector from the back of the drive. 



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Palm Rest 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the Palm Rest 

• Replacing the Palm Rest 



Removing the Palm Rest 

/^ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as the back panel) on the computer. 

1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove any installed ExpressCards from the ExpressCard slot. 

3. Remove any installed memory modules or Mini Cards (see Memory and Communication Cards ). 

4. Remove the hard drive (see Hard Drive ). 

5. Remove the display assembly (see Display Assembly ). 

6. Turn the computer upside down and remove the six M2.5 x 5-mm screws from the computer base. 




7. Turn the computer top side up and remove the seven screws from the top of the palm rest. 




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^ NOTICE: Pull on the plastic tab on top of the connectors to avoid damaging the connectors. 



8. Disconnect the touch pad cable from the system board. 




palm rest 



touch pad connector 



Ci NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest. 



9. Starting at the back center of the palm rest, use your fingers to separate the palm rest from the computer base by lifting the inside of the palm rest 
while pushing in on the outside. 



Replacing the Palm Rest 



1. Align the palm rest with the computer base and gently snap it into place. 

2. Connect the touch pad connector to the system board. 

3. Replace the seven screws on the top of the palm rest. 

4. Turn the computer upside down and replace the six screws in the computer base. 

5. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly ). 

6. Replace the internal card with Bluetooth® wireless technology (see Replacing the Bluetooth Card ). 

7. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 

8. Replace the hinge covers and center control cover (see Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover ). 



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ExpressCard Reader 

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/i\ CAUTI ON: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discliarge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of 
the computer. 

1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove any installed ExpressCards from the ExpressCard slot. 

3. Remove the display assembly (see Display Assembly ). 

4. Remove the palm rest (see Palm Rest ). 

5. Remove the three M2 x 3-mm screws that secure the Express Card reader to the computer base. 




1 


M2 X 3-mm screws (3) 


2 


Express Card reader 



6. Pull up on the Express Card reader to disconnect it from the system board. 



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Pin Assignments for 1/ O Connectors 

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• USB Connector 

• Video Connector 

• HDMI Connector 



USB Connector 




Pin 


Signal 


1 


USB5V+ 


2 


USBP- 


3 


USBP+ 


4 


GND 



Video Connector 



^ NOTE: The color of the video connector may vary in color between blue and black. 



C' S^^J 



5 4 3 2 1 
10 9 e 7 S 
15141312 11 



Pin 


Signal 


Pin 


Signal 


1 


CRT_R 


9 


5V+ 


2 


CRT_G 


10 


GND 


3 


CRT_B 


11 


MONITOR_DETECT- 


4 


NC 


12 


DDC_DATA 


5 


GND 


13 


CRT_HS 


6 


GND 


14 


CRT_VS 


7 


GND 


15 


DDC_CLK 


8 


GND 







IHDMI Connector 



19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1 




20 13 16 1412 10 8 6 4 



Pin 


Signal 


Pin 


Signal 


1 


TMDS Data 2 + 


11 


TMDS Clock Shield 


2 


TMDS Data 2 Shield 


12 


TMDS Clock- 


3 


TMDS Data 2- 


13 


CEC 


4 


TMDS Data 1 + 


14 


No Connect 


5 


TMDS Data 1 Shield 


15 


DDC Clock 


6 


TMDS Data 1- 


16 


DDC Data 


7 


TMDS Data 0+ 


17 


Ground 


8 


TMDS Data Shield 


18 


+ 5V Power 


9 


TMDS Data 0- 


19 


Hot Plug Detect 


10 


TMDS Clock+ 


20 


SHELL 



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Wireless Sniffer Board 

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yi\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^ NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discliarge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or 
as the back panel) on the computer. 

^ NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts. 



^ NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as the back panel) on the computer. 



1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove any installed ExpressCards from the ExpressCard slot. 

3. Remove the palm rest (see Palm Rest ). 

4. Remove the express card cage (see ExpressCard Reader 

5. Disconnect the wireless sniffer board cable from the system board. 

6. Remove the two M2 x 3-mm screws from each side of the sniffer board and remove it from the computer base. 




1 


wireless sniffer board cable connector 


2 


M2 x3-mm screws (2) 


3 


wireless sniffer board 



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Speaker 

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/i\ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discliarge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as the back panel) on the computer. 



1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove any installed ExpressCards from the ExpressCard slot. 

3. Remove any installed memory modules or Mini Cards (see Memory and Communication Cards ). 

4. Remove the hard drive (see Hard Drive ). 

5. Remove the hinge covers and center control cover (see Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover ). 

6. Remove the keyboard (see Keyboard ). 

7. Remove the display assembly (see Display Assembly ). 

8. Remove the palm rest (see Palm Rest ). 

9. Remove the two speaker screws (one on each speaker) from the computer base. 
10. Disconnect the speaker connector from the system board. 




1 


speaker 


2 


M2 X 3-mm speaker screws (2) 


3 


speaker cables routing 


4 


speaker connector 











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System Board 

Deir"" XPS^"" M1330 Service Manual 

• Removing the System Board 

• Replacing the System Board 



Removing the System Board 

/^ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 

^S NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such 
as the back panel) on the computer. 

The system board's BIOS chip contains the Service Tag, which is also visible on a barcode label on the bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the 
system board includes a CD that provides a utility for transferring the Service Tag to the replacement system board. 

/^ CAUTI ON: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product I nformation Guide. 
^ NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts. 

1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 

2. Remove any installed ExpressCards from the ExpressCard slot. 

3. Remove any installed memory modules or Mini Cards (see Memory and Communication Cards ). 

4. Remove the hard drive (see Hard Drive ). 

5. Remove the internal card with Bluetooth® wireless technology (see Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology ). 

6. Remove the display assembly (see Display Assembly ). 

7. Remove the palm rest (see Palm Rest ). 

8. Remove the optical drive (see Optical Drive ). 

9. Remove the ExpressCard cage (see ExpressCard Reader ). 

10. Remove the wireless sniffer board (see Wireless Sniffer Board ). 

11. Remove the thermal-cooling assembly (see Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly ). 

12. Remove the processor (see Processor ). 

13. Disconnect the power button cable from the system board connector. 

14. Disconnect the center control cover cable from the system board connector. 

15. Disconnect the speaker cable from the system board connector. 

16. Remove the two remaining M2.5 x 5-mm screws that secure the system board to the computer base. 




17. Lift the system board at an angle toward the side of the computer and out of the computer base. 




1 


speal<er cable connector 


2 


power button cable connector 


3 


power button cable release tabs (2) 







Replacing the System Board 

1. Follow all of the steps in Removing the System Board in reverse order. 

^S NOTICE: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in 
damage to the computer. 

2. Turn on the computer. 

f^ NOTE: After you have replaced the system board, enter the computer Service Tag into the BIOS of the replacement system board. 

3. Insert the CD that accompanied the replacement system board into the appropriate drive. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. 



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^ NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information tliat lielps you mal<e better use of your computer. 

£S NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates eitlier potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. 

/^ CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. 

Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 
© 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. 

Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. 

Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and XPS are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under 
license. Intel, Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft 
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. 

Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any 
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. 

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